Carl Hooper breaks down in the Gabba pavilion after West Indies defeat Australia; Video Viral
Courtesy of Shamar Joseph's match-winning spell, AUSvsWI 2nd Test was won by West Indies by 8 runs.-
Former West Indies cricketer & part of the Caribbean coaching panel, Carl Hooper on Sunday broke down after Kraigg Brathwaite & Co defeated the mighty Australians at the Gabba. Courtesy of Shamar Joseph's match-winning spell, AUSvsWI 2nd Test was won by West Indies by 8 runs. After winning the Gabba Test, the Australia vs West Indies 2-match test series ended in a 1-1 draw. Now, Carl Hooper's crying video is going viral on social media and the world is lavishing praise on the young West Indies team for defeating the ICC World Champions.
In the viral Carl Hooper video, the former West Indies cricketer can be seen trying to control his tears. However, the cricketer could not control and Carl Hooper was seen breaking down as Kraigg Brathwaite & Co celebrate on the ground. Shamar Joseph took 7 wickets and gave away only 68 runs in the pink-ball test match at the Gabba. Notably, Shamar Joseph suffered a deadly injury on Saturday when Mitchell Starc's toe-crushing yorker split his toes wide open. Shamar Joseph had to retire out and the Aussie crowd gave him a standing ovation after his thumb was seen bleeding.
During the post-match presentation, Joseph said, "It is amazing for me, I want to give a shout out to my teammates and the management. I wanted to do it for my country and my team, thanks to the crowd for their support. (On the doctor) He called me this morning, I was in my bed. I said him I am not well, I am in a lot of pain and he told me to come to the ground and he believed I could do it. I did really well for my team. It was all about getting close, it is all about support. It was tears of joy that I won it for my team, those were tears of joy and happiness. It was all about believing, made a lot of sacrifice to get here. I just stick to my basics and take advice from the seniors."